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Hosted by Stewart Cheifet, Computer Chronicles was the world's most popular television program on personal technology during the height of the personal computer revolution. It was broadcast for twenty years from 1983 - 2002. The program was seen on more than 300 television stations in the United States and in over 100 countries worldwide, with translations into French, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic. The series had a weekly television broadcast audience of over two million viewers.

The series has been recognized for its journalistic excellence, winning a variety of journalistic awards including more than a dozen from the prestigious Computer Press Association. The series covered high-tech subjects around the world, having shot programs in such various locations as Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Scotland, Spain, and Taiwan. Computer Chronicles was based in the Silicon Valley area of California.

Many of the series programs are distributed on video to corporations and educational institutions for use in computer training. Computer Chronicles program segments have also been bundled with various computer text books by major publishers.

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The Commodore 64 was the first computer for many families. This program looks at what you can do with the famous C-64. Demonstrations include The Wine Steward, Skate or Die, Strike Fleet, the Koala Pad, Master Composer, Tetris, and Berkeley Software's GEOS. Includes a visit to a Commodore Owners Users Group meeting and an interview with Max Toy, president of Commodore. Originally broadcast in 1988. Copyright 1988 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: commodore, C-64, GEOS
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A profile on computer pioneer Gary Kildall and the important contributions he made to the PC industry including the true story on how IBM ended up using MS-DOS rather than CP/M. Kildall developed CP/M, the first personal computer operating system. He was also a co-host on the early Computer Chronicles series. Includes comments by Gordon Eubanks, Symantec; Tom Rolander, DRI; Tim Bajarin, Creative Strategies; Lee Lorenzen, DRI; Jacqui Morby, TA Associates; Alan Cooper, CP/M applications...
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Topics: Episode year: 2001, Episode year: 1995, Operating systems: CP/M, the first operating system,...
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An introduction to Apple's Hypercard. Guests include Apple Fellow and Hypercard creator Bill Atkinson, Hypercard senior engineer Dan Winkler, author of "The Complete Hypercard Handbook" Danny Goodman, and Robert Stein, Publisher of Voyager Company. Demonstrations include Hypercard 1.0, Complete Car Cost Guide, Focal Point, Laserstacks, and National Galllery of Art. Originally broadcast in 1987. Copyright 1987 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: hypercard, apple, bill atkinson
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Today they're called "mac heads", but way back in the 1980's, Apple users were in love with the Apple II. Despite the introduction of the Mac in 1984, the Apple II continued to have its devoted fans. This program looks at the Apple II culture during the early Mac era. Included are the Apple IIc+, the Apple II-GS, and a rare Apple I. Guests include John Sculley and Gary Kildall. Software demonstrations are of Math Blaster, Paintworks Gold, and Microsoft Bookshelf. Also a look at the...
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Topics: apple, macintosh, sculley
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How much computer can you get at the bottom end of the market - comparison between the Commodore Amiga and the Atari 520ST. Guests: Rick Geiger, Commodore; Tim Mott, Electronic Arts; Bryan Kerr, Atari; Jim Tittsler, Atari; Lewis Moore, Home Computing; George Morrow, Morrow Computing; Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Tim Bajarin, Creative Strategies Products/Demos: Atari 800, Commodore 64, Amiga IBM PC Emulator, Commodore Amiga, Atari 520, STNEO Paint. Originally broadcast in December 1985....
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Topics: Episode Year: 1985, Television Programs, Computers: History, amiga, atari
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An in-depth look at the early Apple Macintosh computer, available software and hardware add-ons. Originally broadcast in 1985. Guests: Joanna Hoffman, Apple; Bob Foster, Telos Software; Lee Lorenzen, Digital Research; Ben Wiseman, InfoCorp; Gary Kildall, DRI; Larry Tesler, Apple Products/Demos: Apple Macintosh, MacProject, FileVision, GEM DrawJazz. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: macintosh, apple, jobs
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An up close and personal profile of Microsoft chairman Bill Gates. Includes comments by John Gage, Sun Microsystems; David Kirkpatrick, Fortune Magazine; Tony Perkins, Red Herring; Mitchell Kertzman, Liberate Technologies; Alex Vieux, Dasar. Originally broadcast in 1998. Copyright 1998 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1998, Television Programs, Computers: History, bill gates, microsoft
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Computers are creating an entirely new platform for playing games, between humans or between humans and computers. Guests: Trip Hawkins, Electronic Arts; Bill Budge, Game Designer; Chris Crawford, Atari; Steve Kitchen, Activision Products/Demos: Pinball Construction Set, One on One, Space Shuttle, Excaliber, Larry Bird Basketball. Originally broadcast in September 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode year: 1984, computer games, pinball, space, activation, atari, hawkins, budge
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Virtual reality started out as a science fiction concept in the early 1950s. Now, VR has become a kind of holy grail - lots of promises and claims, few results delivered. This program looks at the state of virtual reality. Demonstrations include the Talking Glove, AutoDesk's Cyberspace project, the Virtual Hand, GestureGlove, CyberGlove, CyberCAD, Virtus Corporation's WalkThrough. Also a visit to the Virtual Reality Showcase at the Software Development Conference in Santa Clara, California....
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Topics: VRML, cyberspace, VR, AutoCAD
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New computers are coming out with DVD drives built in. Do you need a DVD drive? We'll show you why this new format is great and how you can upgrade your old PC to use this new technology. Originally broadcast in October, 1999. Copyright 1999 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode year: 2000, Companies: Sony, Companies: Panasonic, DVD
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For fans of the Commodore Amiga, the introduction of the new Amiga 3000 was big news, even though the price tag was nearly $4,000. This program looked at the new Amiga computer and new third party appplications. Demonstrations include the Amiga 3000, the Amiga 2500, the AmigaVision authoring system, The Animation Studio, and the Video Toaster from NewTek. Also includes a visit to FAUG, the First Amiga Users Group, in Palo Alto. Guests include Paul Montgomery, Tim Jenison, Lou Wallace, and...
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Topics: Episode Year: 1988, Television Programs, Computers: History, amiga, commodore, video toaster
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As the computer and the television began to merge, we started seeing intelligent TV sets. This program looks at some examples. Demonstrations include the TVModem from En Technology, the Kayak set top box from HP, MicroWare Systems' DAVID (Digital Audio Video Interactive Decoder), the new cable modem from Intel, and the new MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) standard for encoding full motion video on a computer. Guests include Avram Miller of Intel and Arthur Orduna of Microware Systems....
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Topics: set top box, cable modem, cybercast
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A consumer's guide to the most popular low-cost home computers. Guests: Jack Tramiel, Atari; Leonard Tramiel, Atari; Frank Leonardi, Commodore; Gary Kildall, Digital Research Products/Demos: Commodore Laptop, Commodore 128, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST 512. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1985
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AT&T's computer operating system is threatening to take over IBM's MS-DOS dominance. Guests: John Mashey, Bell Labs; Mark Sobell, Author; Bill Joy, Sun Microsystems; Doug Hartman, Hewlett Packard; Mike Denney, Basis; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: File It, HP Integral PC, UNIX. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1985
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An early look at artificial Intelligence. Guests includes Edward Feigenbaum of Stanford University, Nils Nilsson of the AI Center at SRI International, Tom Kehler of Intellegenetics, Herb Lechner of SRI, and John McCarthy of Stanford. Featured demonstrations include Inferential Knowledge Engineering and the programming language LISP. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: artificial intelligence, expert systems, knowledge engineering
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A review of current popular programming languages. Guests: Gary Kildall, DRI; Paul Grady, Microfocus; Dave Eisenberg, Apple; Elizabeth Rather, Forth Products/Demos: COBOLFORTHFORTH Graphics, PASCAL, Apple's Personal COBOL. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1984
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Multimedia was the big deal in the early 90's as software publishers rushed to use the new storage medium for bigger and more interactive programs. This show looks at several new software titles on CD-ROM including Sherlock Holmes from ICOM Simulations, Jazz: A Multimedia History from Compton's New Media, and Battle Chess from MacPlay. Also a look at CD-ROM hardware including the TurboDuo from Turbo Technologies and the Portable CD-ROM Player from Sony and the Desktop Library CD-ROM system....
Topics: sony, compact disk, compact disc, multimedia, optical
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Meet teenage software pirates, computer lawyers and the battle over software ownership. Guests: Mark Pump, Alpha Logic; Smith McKeithen, Activision; Frankie Mouse, Hacker; Neil Smith, Software Publish Assoc; John Draper (Captain Crunch); Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: Locksmith, Cap'n Software, Easy Writer, MacWare. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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It was the biggest ever launch of a software product with stores opening at midnight and buyers around the world waiting to get their hands on... an operating system! It was Windows 95. This show looks at the hoopla surrounding the launch of Windows 95, the product itself, and several Windows 95 add-on products including Microsoft Office, Viking RAM Chips, Uninstaller, Trispectives Professional, and The Hive. Originally broadcast in 1995. Copyright 1995 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: windows, microsoft, operating systems
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Before there was a Macintosh, the Amiga was the computer for the creative community. This program looks at the Amiga 2000, the Amiga 500, Photon Video Cell Animator, Music X, Video Toaster, and Interceptor. Originally broadcast in 1988. Copyright 1988 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: amiga, commodore, video toaster
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A review of competing operating systems and their affect on software development. Guests: Gary Kildall, SRI; Tony Fanning, Hewlett Packard; Jean Yates, Yates Ventures; Bruce Tognizinni, Apple; Herb Lechner, SRI Products/Demos: CP/MUNIXXenix, MS/DOS, Apple IIe & AppleTalk. Originally broadcast in March 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1984
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A first look at the new IBM PS2 computer and its design and interface innovations. Guests: Tony Harris, Digital Research; David Bunnell, PCW Communications; John Dvorak, PC Magazine; Ron Kaufmann, RX Computers; George Morrow, Nestar; Jan Lewis, Palo Alto Research Group; Gary Kildall, Digital Research Products/Demos: DOS 3.3, Gem Desktop Publisher, IBM PS2 Model 50, GEM Draw Plus, FLEX-OS. Copyright 1987 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1987
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India is the hot place now for companies to look at for new software development. The trend actually started more than fifteen years ago. This is an early look at the growth of high-tech in India, shot on location in Bangalore, New Delhi, and Bombay. Guests: Mike Shah, Digital Equipment; Vinay Deshpande, PSIAshok Soota, Wipro; Venkat Mohan, Wipro; P. S. Deodhar, Electronic Comm; S. G. Pitroda, Advisor to the PM Arjun Malhotra, Hindustan; Rajendra Pawar, NIIT, Jerry Gaudet, DECS. Balakrishnan,...
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Topics: india, bombay, new delhi, bangalore, outsourcing, software
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A look at the new role of personal computers in making music. Products demonstrated include Super Jam from Blue Ribbon Soundworks, Encore for Windows from Passport Designs, EZ Vision and Studio Vision from Opcode Systems, and the Miracle Piano. The show incudes visits to the Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics and the annual National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) convention is Los Angeles. Originally broadcast in 1992. Copyright 1992 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1992, Television Programs, Computers: History
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A look at the new Amiga models including the Amiga 2500 and new software and peripherals for the Amiga computers. Guests: Tom Stearns, Commodore; Lou Wallace, Amiga World; Dan Silva, Author; Jim Schneider, Inno; Vision; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: Menace; Battle Chess; Amiga 2500 Deluxe Paint III, Video Effects 3D. Originally broadcast in March 1989. Copyright 1989 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1989, Television Programs, Computers: History, amiga, commodore, battle chess
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A review of where major Japanese technology companies are in the PC hardware and software markets.Shot in Japan. Guests: Michael Miller, Popular Computing; Christopher Mead, High Tech Review; Gary Kildall, Digital Research Products/Demos: NEC, Fujitsu, Toshiba. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1985
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Floppy drives, hard drives, and bubble memory. Guests: Al Shugart, Seagate; Frank Sordello, Memorex; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: 5 ¼ inch floppy drive, 3 ½ inch floppy drive, RCA CED videodisk, 3680 1.2 GB spindle disk. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1984
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Wireless technology is rapidly evolving, and is playing an increasing role in the lives of people throughout the world. In addition, ever-larger numbers of people are relying on the technology directly or indirectly. Copyright 2001 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: Episode year: 2002, Episode year: 2001, Wireless: Bluetooth
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A look at the hottest computer games in the early 1990's. Included are Wordtris, Crisis in the Kremlin, Earl Weaver Baseball II, Railroad Tycoon, Playmaker Football 2.0, King's Quest V, The Games: Winter Challenge, and TSN (The Sierra Network). Also features a visit to Lucasfilm Games and their development process for titles such as Indiana Jones, The Fate of Atlantis, Monkey Island 2, and Lechuck's Revenge. Another segment looks at the InGolf Simulator from TOP Pro Sports, a game which...
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Topics: monkey island, indiana jones, baseball, king's quest
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A look at the people who are driving the personal computer industry. Guests: Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Steve Wozniak, Apple; Adam Osborne, Osborne Computer; Lore Harp, Vector Graphic; Gene Amdahl, Trilogy Systems. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1984
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A look at a variety of interesting programming languages being used for personal computers. Included are demonstrations of Microsoft's Office 2000 Developer, LEGO Mindstorms RCX Code Developer, Macromedia Flash 3.0, and Metrowerks CodeWarrior. Also a special look inside Electronic Arts to see what they use to program their newest game WWII Fighters. Originally broadcast in 1999. Copyright 1999 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1999
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The computer as a creative tool used to make, display and store music. Guests: John Chowning, Stanford; Will Harvey, Electronic Arts; Ellen Lapham, Syntauri; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: Music Construction Set, Alpha Syntauri Keyboard, Casiotone, Vocal Synthesizer, MIT Experimental Music Studio, Stanford Center for Computer Music. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: 1984, MIT, will harvey, john chowning, music, stanford
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This was the very first episode of the Computer Chronicles, originally broadcast in September 1983, covering the history and ancestry of today's PC. Guests: Gary Kildall, DRI; Gordon Bell, DEC; Herb Lechner, SRI; Cyril Yansouni, HP Products/Demos: HP 150 PC, Computer Museum, TX-1 Computer. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1983
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In the post Steve Jobs era, Apple started licensing other companies to produce Macintosh clones. And there was a new Mac operating system 8.0, code named Copland. This program looks at the new Mac clones and the new OS. Products demonstrated include the System 100 from Radius, the Genesis MP from DayStar Digital, and the Power 100 from Power Computing. Applications demonstrated include Adobe Photoshop and Personal Oracle 7. Also featured are the new Apple Macintosh 7100 and 8100 models....
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Topics: apple, operating system, macintosh, power pc
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A review of computer art, graphics capabilities of computers and professional computer graphics systems. Guests: Herb Lechner, SRI International; Don McKinney, Silicon Graphics; Michael Arent, Freelance Artist; Kevin Prince, MCI/Quantel; Ann Chase, Freelance Artist Products/Demos: MCI Quantel PaintBox, Silicon Graphics 3D Animation, Apple IIe. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: 1984, paintbox, quantel, silicon grapics
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Computers and music, MIDI machines and interfaces, and music composition software. Guests: Chris French, Music Software; Bob Moore, Hybrid Arts; David Schwartz, Compusonics; Chris Potter, Mimetics; Curtis Sasaki, Apple; Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Gary Leuenberger, Midi Revolution Products/Demos: Casio SK-1 Synthesizer, Atari ST, Activision's Music Studio, ADAP Sampler, DSP-1000, Apple II GS, Ensoniq Sound Chip, Soundscape, Commodore AmigaEZ Track, Kidnotes. Copyright 1986 Stewart Cheifet...
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Topic: Episode year: 1986
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Security issues related to the world's increasing dependence on information containted in computer networks. Guests: Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Donn Parker, SRI International; Jim Holmes, Tri-Data Corporation Products/Demos: Digi-Link, Add & Answer Verification. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: 1984, donn parker, sri
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The launch of Windows 98 was a major upgrade for Windows users, solving some of the problems of Windows 95. This program previewed the new functionality of Windows 98 and also featured Win98 add-ons including Microsoft's Plus! 98, the Windows utility Tweak UI, and Gizmos 98 from Play. Guests include Linus Torvalds, developer of Linux, Mike Elgan of Windows magazine, and Kiki Stockhammer of Play. Originally broadcast in 1998. Copyright 1998 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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A review of the new Intel 386 chip and the new super-fast computers and applications that take advantage of its speed. Guests: Dana Krelle, Intel; Michael Swavely, Compaq; Robert Dilworth, Zenith; Neil Colvin, Phoenix Technologies; Jan Lewis, Palo Alto Research Group Products/Demos: Compaq Deskpro 386, Intel 80386 Microprocessor, Zenith Z-386, VP/ix, UNIX 386. Copyright 1987 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1987
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A look at the newest computer games for PC users. Guests: Kathe Spracklen, Game Developer; James Zuber, Game Developer; David Crane, Activision; David Lebling, Game Developer; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: Sargon III Chess Game, Millionaire Strategy Game, Pitfall, Zork ( Infocom), Ghostbusters. Originally broadcast in 1985. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: 1985, games, chess, pitfall, zork, ghostbusters
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India is the hot place now for companies to look at for new software development. The trend actually started more than fifteen years ago. This is an early look at the growth of high-tech in India, shot on location in Bangalore, New Delhi, and Bombay. Also includes on location coverage of the high-tech sector in Taiwan. Guests: S. G. Pitroda, Advisor to the PMRajenda Pawar, NIITVenkat Mohan, Wipro; Adam Osborne, Paperback Publ; S. Balakrishnan, CMCPrakash Hebalkar, Tata Unisys; Arjun Malhotra,...
Topics: india, bangalore, new delhi, software, outsourcing, international
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Computers and the digital revolution forever changed the world of music. This program looks at several new approaches to creating and sharing music. Demonstrations include Vid Grid, Sound Toy, William Orbit Strange Cargo, So You Want to be a Rock & Roll Star, Rock & Roll On Your Own, Dylan:Highway 61 Interactive, Video Jam, and Vivace. Also featured is a visit to Todd Rundgren's sound studio in Sausalito, California and a preview of his CD-ROM entitled "No World Order"....
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Topics: music, music video, todd rungren
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. A look at the hot new computer games of 1995. Games covered include Voyeur, Astronomica, Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger, Master of Magic, Nascar Racing, Front Page Sports: Football Pro '95, Daedalus Encounter from Mechadeus, and Loadstar: The Legend of Tully Bodine. Includes visits to Electronic Arts and Rocket Science Games and an interview with "The Fat Man", George Sanger. Originally broadcast in 1995. Copyright 1995 Stewart Cheifet...
Topics: games, video games, arabic, subtitled, 1995, computer
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From high-tech trysts to selling black-market software, computers users are talking. Guests: Ezra Shapiro, Byte Magazine; Rory O'Connor, InforWorld; Matthew McClure, The Well; Donald Ingrim, Alameda County DA; George Morrow, Morrow Computing Products/Demos: CompuServe, Byte BBS, The Well. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. New color monitors created a market for whimsical add-ons like screen savers and wallpaper. Covered in this program are Crystal Walls, Marvel Comics Screen Posters, the Snoopy Screen Saver Fun Pac, the Jurassic Park Screen Saver, Microsoft Scenes, Matinee (the first video screen saver), PFS Power Album for Windows from Spinnaker Software, Pixel Play, and Second Nature Software. Guests include Gina Smith. Originally broadcast in 1994.
Topics: wallpaper, desktop, screen saver, arabic
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. In 1992 the EPA launched the Energy Star Computer Program to encourage the production of environmentally friendly computers. This program looked at several approaches including PC Ener-G-saver, Green Explorer, the Macintosh LC 575, the LaserJet 4L, and the Compaq Presario 425. Also featured are visits to a computer recycling center in California, a computer recycling center in New Jersey, and Greendisk, a company in Seattle that recycles floppy disks....
Topics: environment, ecology, green, arabic, recycle
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. It was the biggest ever launch of a software product with stores opening at midnight and buyers around the world waiting to get their hands on... an operating system! It was Windows 95. This show looks at the hoopla surrounding the launch of Windows 95, the product itself, and several Windows 95 add-on products including Microsoft Office, Viking RAM Chips, Uninstaller, Trispectives Professional, and The Hive. Originally broadcast in 1995.
Topics: arabic, windows, larry magid, microsoft
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Today we take for granted the fact that we can watch video on our computers, but in the early 1990s, that was a big innovation. This program looks at early examples of desktop video on the Amiga, the Mac, and the IBM PC. Demonstrations include the Amiga 2500, the Amiga video authoring system, the Pionner LaserDisk player, MacroMind's Director 2.0 for the Mac IIx, the Avid/1 Media Composer, the DVA-4000 video controller from VideoLogic, and the use of desktop video at the NASA Ames research...
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Topics: amiga, macromedia, director, avid, videologic, macromind
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. Personal computers have become a major component of modern educational systems. This program looks at some of the strides being made in computer based learning. Product demonstrations include Measurement in Motion, Grammar Games, Tangible Math, Inside the SAT, and The Musical World of Professor Piccolo. Companies profiled are Apple, Davidson & Associates, Logal, Princeton Review, and Opcode Interactive. Also featured are a visit to an Electronic...
Topics: school, learning, education, phoenix, SAT, math, music, gramma
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The first major upgrade to Windows was the 3.0 version, launched in 1990. This program reviews Windows 3.0 , some competitive products, and it looks at some Windows add-ons designed to make it work better. Demonstrations include Windows 3.0, ToolBook 1.0 from Asymetrix, PowerPoint 2.0 for Windows, DR-DOS 5.0 from Digital Research, GEM from Digital Research, GEOS and Ensemble from GeoWorks, and ViewMax. Originally broadcast in September 1990. Copyright 1990 Stewart Cheifet Productions
Topics: Windows, Microsoft, Digital Research, GEM, GEOS, PowerPoint
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Robots are used to deactivate bombs, to do work in outer space, to work on assembly lines, and just for fun. We'll learn how to build a robot at home and discuss the future of robotics. Originally broadcast in November 1999. Copyright 1999 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: Episode year: 2000, Episode year: 1999, Robotics, Companies: Sony
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. Markets are going global but schools are cutting back on foreign language instruction. The answer - foreign language software. This program reviews several new programs that teach or translate a foreign language. Incuded are Learn to Speak Spanish 4.0 from Hyperglot, German Assistant for Windows from Microtac, Power Japanese from Bayware, Video Linguist: Learn from French TV, Language Explorer from Nordic Software, and the Chinese Language Kit from...
Topics: arabic, foreign, language, linguist, japanese, german, spanish, hyperglot
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A review of the best new games of the year. Games covered include In the First Degree, Buried in Time, Mech Warrior 2, ImagiNation Network, and Phantasmagoria. Plus a visit to Microsoft's Judgment Day, a conference for third-party game developers in Redmond, Washington. Originally broadcast in 1995. Copyright 1995 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Excel now dominates the spreadsheet world, but once upon a time there was actual competition among spreadsheet products. This program looks at Quattro 1.0, Allways 1.0, Lotus 1-2-3 3.0, Ashton-Tate's Full Impact, and Excel 2.1. Guests include Gary Kildall, Jan Lewis, and Jared Taylor of PC Magazine. Originally broadcast in 1988. Copyright 1988 Stewart Cheifet Productions
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. The availability of reasonably priced color printers changed the way people and businesses used computers. This program covers new color printers from Hewlett Packard, Tektronix, QMS, Canon, ColossalJet, and ProofPositive. Originally broadcast in 1994.
Topics: color, printer, printing, arabic, hewlett packard
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In the early days of PCs, you had to know how to open up the box and add the functionality you really wanted when you bought the computer. This program looks at some of the upgrade options including AST's Rampage 286 board, Paradise Systems' VGA Plus Graphics card, IBM's Inboard/386, and Quadram's JT Fax board, and the TV Producer board for the Macintosh II. Originally broadcast in 1988. Copyright 1988 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: Episode Year: 1988, Television Programs, Computers: History, graphics cards, fax cards, add-on...
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. The advent of optical storage and CD-ROMs changed the rules for software applications and opened up a whole new generation of programs. Reviewed on this program are Encarta, the Association of Shareware Professionals CD-ROM collection, American Visions: 20th Century Art from the Neuberger Collection, Art Spiegelman's The Complete Maus from Voyager, Substance Digizine, and the new Broderbund game MYST. Originally broadcast in 1994.
Topics: arabic, cd, cd rom, cd-rom, optical
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. Microsoft's Windows OS grew up a little bit with the release of Windows NT in 1993. This program looks at the new operating system. Included are demonstrations of NT's application integration and SQL server. Also featured are a new NT based graphics program from Altsys called Virtuoso and a new NT CAD program from Bentley Systems called MicroStation. This program also includes a visit to the NT test and development lab in Redmond, Washington and a...
Topics: arabic, windows NT, operating system, unix, microsoft, windows
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The upgrade from Windows 3.0 to Windows 95 was the big leap for Microsoft and began its domination of the desktop. This program looks at the new OS, originally code named "Chicago" and Windows 4.0, and new applications developed specifically for Win 95. Demonstrations include Windows 95, Norton Utilities for Win 95, Visio, and Picture Publisher. Also included are demonstratons of IBM's Warp OS/2, and the Macintosh Operating System OS 7.5. Originally broadcast in 1994. Copyright 1994...
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Topics: windows, microsoft, apple, macintosh, warp, IBM, OS/2, operating system
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An introduction to the world of supercomputers in Asia and in the U.S. and their application environments such as NASA and NOA. Copyright 1987 Stewart Cheifet Productions
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In this week's episode of Computer Chronicles, we show you the features in Windows XP, both Home and Professional, and we'll explore whether it is worth the money to upgrade. Plus we'll show you the latest version of Internet Explorer and the Macintosh OS. Copyright 2002 Stewart Cheifet Productions
Topics: Episode year: 2002, Episode year: 2001, Operating systems: Windows, Operating systems: Macintosh...
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Laser disks and optical storage devices are changing the way we can use computers. Guests: Jeff Tully, Pioneer Video; Vladimir Langer, Sony; Rick Dyer, RDI Video Systems; Jay Eagle, Proton Corp.; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: Pioneer Laser Disc Player, Astron Belt, Halcyon Home Entertainment Sys, Vidlink. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Expert systems, decision support software, and natural language communication. Guests: Harry Tennant, Texas Instruments; Hubert Dreyfus, UC Berkeley; Gary Hendrix, Symantec; S. Jerrold Kaplan, Lotus Developmnt; Gary Kildall, Digital Research Products/Demos: Personal Consultant, Q&A. Originally broadcast in 1986. Copyright 1986 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: Episode Year: 1986, Television Programs, Computers: History, artificial intelligence, expert systems
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. Almost ten years after this show was produced, we are still not talking to our computers. This program looks at several early attempts at a voice interface. Products demonstrated include VoiceUser for Windows, VoiceUser for WorkGroups, Wildfire, VPro, TruVoice, Dragon Dictate, Kurzweil Voice for Windows, Voice Organizer and Philips Dictation System. Originally broadcast in 1994.
Topics: arabic, talking, speech, synthesis, recognition, voice, dragon, philips
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. In the mid 1990's many people were on line, but the internet and the world wide web were still a new phenomenon. This program looks at the new open world of the web. Demonstrations include Eudora, Anarchy, the WELL, WinCIM, InterACT.net, and HoTMetal Pro HTML Editor. Guests include New York Times technology writer John Markoff. Also features a profile of the band Severe Tire Damage, the first band to ever perform live over the internet. Originally...
Topics: internet, net, web, well, compuserve, html, markoff
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A look at some of the leading computer games in the late 1980's. Demonstrations include Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer, Accolade's Mean 18 Golf, Apache Strike, Beyond Dark Castle, The Other Side, and Strategic Conquest. Also features an early look at CompuServe's online games. Originally broadcast in 1988. Copyright 1988 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1989, Television Programs, Computers: History, Gaming, CompuServe
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A look at the new technology for computers communicating with other computers. Guests: Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Sherry Geddes, Strategic Inc.; Bob Metcalfe, 3Com; Bill Godbout, CompuPro; Richard Goldberg, IBM; Nat Goldhaber, Centram Systems; George Morrow, Morrow Computing Products/Demos: EtherMacToken Ring, TOPS Network. Originally broadcast in October 1985. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Expert systems software and artificial intelligence applications. Guests: Gary Kildall, DRI; Mike Thoma, Mgmt Decisn Sys; Steve Weyl, Syntelligence; Jim Chapman, Human Edge SW Products/Demos: Strategic Simulations Epidemic, Prospector, CompuStat, Easy Scan, Sales Edge. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. Consumer advice on how to buy a new computer. Features tips from Andrew Reinhardt of BYTE, Wendy Taylor of PC Computing, Rik Myslewski of MacUser, and Galen Gruman of MacWorld, Owen Linderholm of PC World, and Marty Jerome of PC Computing. Originally broadcast in 1993.
Topics: buying, purchase, new computer, arabic, consumer
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For amateur programmers, the advent of visual programming languages made life, and programming, a lot easier. This television program looks at several early versions of VPLs. Demonstrations include Toolbook from Asymetrix, Hypercard for the Mac from Claris, Prograph 2.5, Serius Workshop 1.0 for the Mac, Visual Basic 3.0, Visual C++ 1.0, and Visual Basic Professional Edition. Guests include Serius CEO Joe Firmage and George Febish, author of Windows Rapid Application Development. Originally...
Topics: visual basic, C ++, prograph, serius
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First of a two-part series on on-line services such as CompuServe, the Source and DowJones, featuring Steve Case, at the time VP of Marketing at QuantumLink, and eventual head of AOL. Guests: Clay Cocalis, Dow Jones; Nancy Tulley, Delphi; Jack O'Grady, Intelmatique; Steve Case, QuantumLink; Gary Kildall, Digital Research Products/Demos: CompuServe, Commodore Network, People Connection, Free Text Search, Computer Express, Minitel. Copyright 1987 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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When Windows first came out, it needed help, from software add-ons and hardware add-ons. This program looks at some of the hardware products that helped make the early version of Windows work better. Demonstrations include the J-Mouse Keyboard, the Viewsonic 7 monitor, the Logitech TrackMan stationary mouse, Diamond's Stealth VRAM graphic acclerator and the SuperStar VLB card, WatchIt!TV, custom upgrades from Sigma Data, and the Weitek processor accelerator. Originally broadcast in 1992....
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. For some people, tax preparation software was reason enough to buy their first personal computer. This program reviews several early tax preparation and personal accounting programs including Intuit's Quicken, Andrew Tobias' TaxCut, Kiplinger TaxCut, Parsons Personal Tax Edge, and ChipSoft's TurboTax. The program also visits the IRS to see their transition to electronic filing and the Washington offices of the accounting firm of Delloit Touche....
Topics: arabic, taxes, tax, tax preparation, finance, accounting
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The OS/2 operating system started out as a joint venture between Microsoft and IBM. That venture fell apart as Microsoft went its own way with Windows. This program looks at IBM's OS/2 and compares its features to Microsoft's Windows 3.0. Demonstrations include Sound Impression, cc:Mail, Lotus 1-2-3, AmiPro, and SuperProject. Includes a visit to ZD Labs for their evaluation of Windows NT and to the annual IBM OS/2 conference. Guests include John Soyring, IBM's manager of software development,...
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Topics: lotus, ibm, OS/2, operating system, windows, microsoft
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When Microsoft started giving away Internet Explorer, it became a serious challenger for Netscape. This program looked at the battle to become the dominant internet browser platform. Featured are Netscape Communicator 4.0, Internet Explorer 4.0, VRML 2.0 and RealSystem 5.0. Guests include Mark Brown, author of Using Netscape Communicator, and Amy Helen Johnson, Senior Technology Editor for Windows Magazine. Originally broadcast in 1997. Copyright 1997 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1997, Television Programs, Computers: History, netscape, internet explorer, browser